January, 2008

Guyana’s airport operations to get boost

The Guyana governments says it will this year put even more money into major initiatives to improve the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) which has been certified for the fourth successive year as being compliant with international requirements.

Rising cost of living on agenda for CARICOM meeting

The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) will meet again next month to discuss solutions to the rising cost of living in the Caribbean, this time armed with information on what goods CARICOM states will be willing to reduce or remove the Common External Tariff (CET).

FEATURE: World Bank job may add to China’s clout

The pending appointment of a Chinese academic as chief economist in one of the world’s prime financial institutions, the World Bank, comes at a time of symbolic shifts in economic power from west to east and foreshadows a more assertive China on the international stage.

Bucknor axed but India’s Singh walks

While West Indies umpire, Steve Bucknor, was axed for the remainder of the series between Australia and India, the Indian player who allegedly called an Australian player a `monkey` has been found not-guilty.